Furniture Trends

Furniture Trends

New Home Furnishings For 2023 Feature Organic Colors, Textures and Themes

Warm neutral hues in upholstery and a shift from gray to brown as the dominant tone in wood finishes are key trends for products introduced this week at the High Point, North Carolina, Furniture Market, the world’s largest exhibition of new home furnishings designs. Even within the vast assortment of home accents, including everything from lighting and wall décor to rugs and florals, natural materials, organic shapes and nature’s themes abound. Americans shopping for furniture in 2023 are sure to find colors, textures and styles that evoke nature in all her forms, from forest to prairie, desert to ocean.


IHFC D-724

Media Contact: Jennifer Green

The LINQ bedroom collection is BDI’s first foray into the bedroom category. The result is a suite of innovative and versatile beds with integrated power, along with connective side tables and storage pieces that are loaded with functional surprises and advanced safety features. Cross-LINQ features lateral hardwood details with a compact charging station neatly concealed in both sides of the headboard. Up-LINQ has a floating panel headboard that conceals a recessed power strip on both sides. LINQ storage pieces are engineered to meet the demanding requirements of the new federal safety standard for furniture stability with drawer interlocks developed by the BDI team. Bedside tables also offer unexpected functionality, including power supply, sliding panels and pull-out trays. Also new is a sleek, black and brass Tanami Credenza ideal for entryways and dining spaces. Meanwhile, a fully customizable task chair for home offices also is new this spring.


Showplace, 3rd Floor

Media Contact:  Kristin Hawkins

Upscale motion and stationary upholstery specialist Bradington-Young will showcase several new groups that transcend style categories and spotlight the versatility in the company’s custom order capabilities. The Lennon stationary group has a menswear feel with inset nail head detailing and a modified roll arm. It is shown in “Dew Drop” blue leather for a transitional appeal and “Millstone” taupe leather for a more traditional feel. The Brooklyn stationary sofa takes design cues from the classic Chesterfield, yet it is modernized with a slimmer profile. Benson Motion includes the functionality of larger scale motion pieces but with a more refined footprint. Finally, the Fredrickson accent and swivel chairs feature nail head trim and will be shown in a caramel hair on hide as well as a luxurious chocolate crocodile novelty cover.

Copeland Furniture                         

Showplace 5th Floor

Media Contact: Ben Copeland

The new Oslo collection marries contemporary design with traditional woodworking techniques for a sleek profile with visible joinery throughout. As with all Copeland bedroom storage furniture, the Oslo chest has been engineered for compliance with the new federal product safety specification for furniture stability. The company will host stability demonstrations to illustrate the new testing protocols and the product modifications made to meet those requirements.

CR Laine                                           

310 North Hamilton, Suite 204

Media Contact: Stephanie Boyett 

The color spotlight at CR Laine will be on the stately Oscar high-back banquette, covered this spring in a playful Chinoiserie statement print featuring whimsical black and white foo dogs on a mandarin orange background. Emerson is the new fabric version of the arched Flynn leather ottoman, shown in a “pesto” hue. The Luna chaise and Blake swivel chair also are new.

Craftmaster Furniture                     

2622 Uwharrie Road

Media Contact: Suzanne Henson

Craftmaster continues its 50th anniversary celebration with dozens of new products and a greater emphasis on high-end luxury looks at affordable prices. Both the traditional and transitional categories are expanded with eight new groups and a broad array of new fabrics. CM Modern is updated with two new groups featuring organic shapes and new LuxDown toss pillows that have 50 percent more weight. The Casual Retreat collection has been expanded to include a new “west Coast Casual” design in addition to a washable slipcover collection. Finally, in CM Leather, two new groups are added.

Drew & Jonathan Home                  

220 South Elm

Media Contact: Kristin Hawkins

Scott Brothers Global, founded by designers Drew and Jonathan Scott, have renewed a multi-year license agreement with the Pulaski and Samuel Lawrence divisions of Hooker Furnishings. The two divisions will continue to serve as exclusive bedroom and dining room producers for the Drew & Jonathan Home brand through 2025. Making its debut this week is Griffith, a California coastal collection including bedroom, dining room and occasional pieces. Crafted in split heart oak veneers and rubberwood solids, the pieces evoke a sense of calm reinforced by muted, natural colors and aged pewter hardware. Stone insets and woven details accent select pieces.

Fusion Designs                                  

Radio Building, Space 404

Media Contact: Marcus Bontrager

Essentials Plus is a new value-drive dining program focused on high volume and speedy delivery. It features two dining groups that ship to retailers in 10 days. Both can be customized in a selection of 35 finishes. The 42-inch round Rebecca Table comes with four Harper chairs, and the Harmony leg table comes with six Harlow chairs. A seven-piece set also is offered in maple. The suggested retail for the five-piece sets is $2,495.

Gat Creek

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Media Contact: David Petersen

Two new living room collections this spring include Merrill and Elana. Both are made to order in the company’s offering of solid walnut, cherry, maple or ash and 64 stain and painted finish options. The nine-piece Merrill collection evokes architectural elements popularized in Craftsman-style homes. Elana is a five-piece collection that borrows from mid-century modern lines.

HF Custom                                       

NEW Location: Showplace, 3rd Floor

Media Contact: Kristin Hawkins 

Previously Sam Moore, HF Custom continues a focus on “modern traditional” and “soft modern” designs this spring. Seven new frames include two sofas, three swivel chairs and two club chairs, each covered in inspiring new textiles. Color trends in the HF Custom showroom include Warm Neutrals, Desert Hues and Muted Mauves. The Warm Neutrals are accented with deep navy, gray, mint and blush. This trend is very textural in nature, with printed linens, wovens and embroidery-accented pillow fabrics. Rich ochre, clay and copper mix with traditional blues, grays, greens and browns in the Desert Hues palette. Velvets, updated florals and textured linens offer depth and dimension to these hues. Finally, mauve is having a moment. Grounded in neutrals, soft mauve and lilac tones are making their way into the trend conversation via playful bouclés and sophisticated wovens.

Hickory White                        

315 Alexander Place

Media contact: Dax Allen

Hickory White has added 10 new pieces to REVIVAL 81, including a new shaped dresser, fluted nightstands, dining chairs and several elevated accent pieces. It also has added Vintage Grey on Oak as a select finish, despite noting that brown tones evoking a sense of warmth and security are on the rise. New pieces in the Departures line feature primavera veneers that  showcase this trend.

Hooker Furnishings                         

NEW Location: Showplace, 3rd Floor

Media Contact: Kristin Hawkins 

With a new showroom, two new “whole home” collections in the flagship Hooker Furniture line and a new modern lifestyle brand called simply M, Hooker Furnishings is poised for a standout market. The new Hooker Furniture collections include Modern Mood and Retreat. Modern Mood features a modern aesthetic and pieces that can easily transition from a penthouse suite to an urban home or a coastal abode. The 90-piece collection is crafted in quartered oak veneers with wire-brushed detailing in two finishes: Mink (earthy brown) and Diamond (alabaster). Accents include brushed metal in a warm pewter finish along with marble and glass on select pieces. Retreat features cathedral oak veneers and two finishes – Dune (light sand) and Black Sand (black) – that help convey the collection’s two distinct personalities: Island Oasis and Modern Zen. Organic details in rope, cane, travertine and woven textiles, along with accent finishes called Seagrass and Lagoon, bring variety to this collection.  Hooker also is expanding its licensed collection with Susan G. Komen with five new pieces, including a Hope Chest and the Perseverance Writing Desk.

The new brand, M, is being led by former Crate & Barrel merchandiser Becky Weber. The initial assortment includes 210 pieces in a dedicated 8,500-square-foot space of the new Showplace showroom. Organic earth tones help blend the classic modern and transitional styles for a relaxed and casual aesthetic. /


208 West English Road

Media Contact: Andrea Romero 

Additions to the Santa Barbara and Emerald collections showcase Hurtado’s signature style of simplicity and elegance. Santa Barbara highlights Hurtado’s roots in traditional craftsmanship and showcases the luxury brand’s contemporary creativity and innovation. The Emerald Collection embodies sophistication and elegance through fine materials and design.

Johnston Casuals                             

220 South Elm, Space 330

Media Contact: Chad Treadway

Six new collections this market showcase a modern aesthetic and craftsmanship. Ziva features a “Z” design on end table, cocktail table and console. The Lennox collection features a console, end table and cocktail table with a robust metal framework and a wood top. The Merle Pneumatic Stool adds a harmonious touch, featuring a meticulously crafted, high quality metal frame. Nova is a fusion of elegance and modernity. All pieces have a glass top that floats effortlessly above the curved metal frame. Polaris by designer Michael Wolk is one of the new dining table and chair combinations this market. Others include Brodie and Maddie. 

Legacy Classic | Modern                 

2622 Uwharrie Road

Media Contact: Christopher Phillips 

Two new classic collections are added: Orchard Park and Cottage Park. Orchard Park offers European-inspired designs for bedroom, dining room, home office and living room in select hardwoods with rustic knotty oak veneers and an Amberwood finish. Casual design details include planked tops, oak veneer inlay edges and canted corners. Cottage Park embodies coziness and hospitality while maintaining a unique and distinctive style. The heavily distressed Aged White finish with chipping details and the French Country style combine to create a classically comfortable collection. On the modern side of the coin, the transitional Bliss collection includes bedroom, dining and occasional options. A Soft Cashmere finish on modern silhouettes with Champagne accents gives the group a touch of glam. Clear acrylic hardware finishes off each piece. Inspired by aged and exposed elements, the Halifax dining collection offers a rustic modern aesthetic with a relaxed feel. The dark Java finish contrasts with the lighter Flax finish in each two-toned piece.

Lillian August                                   

315 Fred Alexander Place

Media Contact: Dax Allen

New designs lean into three lifestyles that represent the vision of the three generations now working together to grow the brand: Lillian, her son Dan, and her granddaughter Eliza. The Marlowe Dining Table is added to the Modern Living collection. Its smooth, milky finish and clean lines give it an alluring aesthetic. The Conrad Cabinet can function as general storage or a bar cabinet. It features a Volakas stone top, metal door pulls and a plinth base. Upholstered introductions include the Millie Swivel Chair with small enough scale to use in a bedroom or entryway, and the Lorenzo Sectional, a long, u-shaped, armless design.

Millcraft Furniture                          

Radio Building, 4th Floor

Media Contact: Ruth Wagler

The new Albany collection is available in oak, maple, rustic cherry, rustic quarter-sawn white oak, rustic hickory, wormy maple and additional select hardwoods. The collection includes a panel bed and a mantel bed, both available with underbed storage. All pieces are crafted in solid wood with a calibration of motion that comes only from the hand guided by the human eye – making each piece unique.


IHFC M-108

Media Contact: Sheila Buckingham

For spring 2023 Norwalk is featuring Blue Stone hues that are anchored with a soft gray undertone. Slate blue, harbor blue and ice blue not only describe the color but the restful, tranquil tone of these hues, accented with on-trend shades of coral. Magic Mushroom is another Norwalk color story with nature-derived tones, including shades of clay, green and brown. Vignettes in even deeper tones of mocha, shitake and oyster provide an earthy color mix on boucle and chenille constructions. Sand Dunes Summer is a third showroom story featuring base cloths in taupe, khaki and biscuit. The supporting cast includes accent colors of cerulean, pine, Aegean and a touch of lilac. This group also includes a jumbo wide-wale corduroy. Finally, Ivory & Onyx round out the spring mix accented with bold punches of flamingo, cameo or blush.


315 Fred Alexander Place

Media Contact: Dax Allen

Precedent celebrates 70s-80s vintage retro this season with cozy upholstered pieces characterized by clean lines, bold colors and unique shapes. With growing concern for the environment, the company also continues to opt in for more sustainable materials like recycled steel and lumber. A strong focus on eco-friendly textiles includes a new partnership with InsideOut® Performance Fabrics that are part of the company’s SEAQUAL Initiative, featuring OEKO-TEX® certified yarns that are made from repurposed marine litter.


220 South Elm, Space 218

Media Contact: Kevin Freeman

New collections speak to a wide array of tastes and end uses. Walter Heights is a contemporary collection of living room and office furniture in a dark walnut finish with accents in champagne metal. Hayes Garden bedroom and occasional pieces are finished in a cool, neutral oak that showcases the Art Deco-inspired hardware. Sundar, which means “beautiful” in Hindi, offers an assortment of storage and accent pieces in an Asian-inspired design that balances form and function. Home office additions to Aspen Post and a new Mystic Oak finish for Sauder’s popular Craft Pro Series round out the spring introductions.

Sherrill Furniture                            

315 Fred Alexander Place

Media Contact: Dax Allen

Curved shapes, minimalism and natural materials help define Sherrill’s new product lineup, including both upholstery and occasional introductions. For example, a new leather chair from Whittemore Sherrill draws inspiration from the gentle curves of an English saddle. A new lounge chair, also from the Whittemore Sherrill line, features a walnut frame designed to reflect the curve of a human arm from elbow to the hand. Continuing the organic theme in occasional, the Orla Spot Table features a smooth White Lagoon stone top and stone block base, while the center post is accented by a metal vine and gold leaves. And the Scarlett End Table displays a playful rose-shaped cutout creating a striking display of modern sophistication. In the Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture line, a new 15-piece capsule collection was designed by Nellie Howard Ossi. And a new collection in the Lemieux Et Cie line from acclaimed designer Christiane Lemieux is Ornate Contemporaneity. It is inspired by European Deco design of the 30s and 40s and includes chairs, tables, sofas, beds, cabinets and more crafted in exotic woods, antiqued metal, hand-distressed leather and luxury fabrics.


225 North Elm Street

Media Contact: Beth Chang            

The Maidstone whole home collection conjures an atmosphere of refreshing breezes, tall grasses and sun-dappled woods. It offers 34 pieces for living room, dining and bedroom, including 10 with optional woven jute. Solid red oak in two cerused finishes, Sandbank and Pier, is the foundation of the collection. Wood pieces feature clean lines with chamfers and bevels, accented by curved seating pieces in earthy tones and textured fabrics. A seating group and accent chair are added to Portfolio 120 and the Chester Power Motion group is added to motion seating.

Taylor King                                      

200 Steele, 3rd Floor

Media Contact: Tanya Comer 

Taylor King collaborates with Woodbridge Furniture this market on an exclusive collection with renowned designer Celerie Kemble. Originally from Palm Beach, Kemble’s design style marries whimsy with elegance for a “refined yet approachable” look that appeals to traditional and modern audiences alike. The Taylor King side of the offering includes 25 new frames and 34 fabrics, 12 of which are exclusive, Kemble-inspired prints. Tara Rogers, Taylor King’s vice president of sales and merchandising, describes the assortment as “happy and fresh.” Colors unexpectedly paired include peach, jade, oxide red, dark turquoise and “mud” brown.

The Natural Light                            

200 Steele, Suite 201

Media Contact: JoAnn Hollingsworth

Themes from nature abound at The Natural Light this market. A water hyacinth base with an open weave gives Tobago a fresh silhouette, while a brass base complements the tightly woven Lanai group. New Fossil Vase and Fossil Column table lamps are offered in an organic textured finish of white and bronze, while Pebbles, Pivot and Petra designs all evoke stone, both rustic and precious. On the lighter side, the tall, graceful Snow Flower, White Orchid and Gilded Orchid draw inspiration from the garden.

Universal Furniture                         

101 South Hamilton

Media Contact: Neil MacKenzie        

The Weekender Collection channels relaxation and a sense of retreat. It is the third indoor collection from the Universal/Coastal Living collaboration and the fourth overall. With more than 80 new designs for bedroom, living, dining, kitchen and office, Weekender is comfortable, unhurried and bohemian, featuring warm woods, time-worn finishes, an abundance of rattan and soft bouclés, a sea of blue and white, and a touch of acrylic that lends a modern feel. In upholstery, a new motion program features six styles designed to capture the look of stationery upholstery with the surprise function of motion. Each style features exposed legs, a fully upholstered back, incliner mechanisms, detailed stitching and power-motion with battery packs.

Whittier Wood Furniture                

101 South Hamilton

Media Contact: Conni Barofsky           

Introducing the Catalina bedroom collection in American white oak. A clean aesthetic with layers of natural character and texture, Catalina includes three classic bed silhouettes: a ray-pattern four-poster bed, a premium-grade sheepskin sleigh design and a classic upholstered panel style. Features include waterfall edges and long, dramatic drawer pulls in a graphite finish.


This summary of new product introductions for the April 2023 High Point Market was assembled by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a comprehensive resource for journalists and digital content producers who are writing or reporting on any aspect of the U.S. residential furniture industry.

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